Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 7 PM
Deer Ledge Mansion in Tenafly, NJ Works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, and  performances with world-renowned bassist Rufus Reid Seats by request only- please e-mail ericclarkpianist@gmail.com

Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 2 PM

With violinist Artur Kaganovskiy
W works by Franck, Foss, Mozart, Sarasate
Franklin Lakes Public Library
470 De Korte Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ   07417

Sunday, February 9th, 3:00 pm
With violinist Artur Kaganovksiy
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 http://www.eastbrunswick.org/content/202/253/509.aspx 732-390-6797 for more information

Sunday, February 16th, 3:00 pm

With violinist Artur Kaganovskiy
Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
429 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA, 31401
e-mail: info@savannahfriendsofmusic.com

Saturday, April 5th, 7:00 pm
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Collins, Conductor
The Scott Center
5625 Holy Trinity Drive Melbourne, FL, 32940

Sunday, April 6th, 3:00 pm
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Collins, Conductor
Vero Beach Performing Arts Center
1707 16th St., Vero Beach, FL, 32960 http://www.spacecoastsymphony.org/events/schuberts-unfinished-253.php

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3 PM
Chamber Music Recital
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Works by Gnesin, Shostakovich and Weinberg
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY, 10011

Eric Clark has performed to great acclaim throughout much of the United States and in Europe.

Upcoming engagements this season include the Grieg Concerto with the Space Coast Symphony in Vero Beach, Florida, conducted by maestro Aaron Collins, as well as solo recitals in the New York and New Jersey areas for various arts organizations.

In February of 2013, Eric was selected to perform a forty-minute recital at the Rockefeller University in New York City for the screening round of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Approximately one hundred thirty pianists worldwide were chosen for this honor; auditions were held in six cities worldwide.

During August 2012, Eric attended Musicfest Perugia, held every summer in Perugia, Italy, where he performed Camille Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Parlarte Symphony orchestra, under the direction of maestro Sergei Babayan.

Eric made his debut in the 2011 season of the International Piano Series in Charleston, SC, for which he received glowing reviews. Recalling his performance of Stravinsky's Petrouchka, Charleston Today writes “Clark managed brilliant execution throughout, perfectly capturing Stravinsky's ingeniously quirky structures and headlong rhythmic drive.”

Eric has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, accompanying soprano Amaya Arberas in a recital sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York. The concert also featured his solo performance of the Samuel Barber Sonata , which was given its premiere in Havana by the legendary Vladimir Horowitz. In 2011, Eric appeared in the prestigious Concerts at One series at Trinity Wall St., in New York. In a review of Eric's all-Liszt recital for Trinity Wall St., Lucid Culture praised his readings of the “ Years of Pilgrimage: Italy ,” remarking, “ It's not often that audiences get to hear the thoughtful side of Liszt: Kudos to Clark for delivering it with grace and, if anything, understatement. ”

In Europe, he has given solo recitals in Germany and Italy. In February of 2010, Eric performed a benefit concert at the Furstensaal Castle in Dusseldorf, Germany, which raised over five thousand euros for the Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

Eric is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Enrique Graf and Sergey Schepkin. While there, he also received lessons from Earl Wild and Ilana Vered. Winning first-prize in the 2009 Concerto Competition at Carnegie Mellon, Eric made his Pittsburgh debut in to great acclaim, playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, conducted by Ronald Zollman.

A passionate advocate of new music, Eric has commissioned a solo piano work by fellow CMU graduate Christian Kriegeskotte. Entitled “ Le Mat- XXII Arcana,” this ambitious work is a cycle of twenty two pieces, each based on one of the twenty-two “major arcana” of the tarot. Eric premiered the first installment of the work in his 2011 Charleston recital. While preparing a recording of John Corigliano's “Etude Fantasy,” in 2012, Eric was fortunate to receive coaching from the composer himself.

Eric is originally from River Vale, New Jersey, and currently resides in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where he maintains a private teaching studio in addition to his concert activities. Coming from a family with several professional artists, Eric is also an accomplished visual artist, whose drawings and paintings have won awards at New Jersey arts festivals.

Performance at MusicFest Perugia, Italy. Click here to see one of his performances.

Read a review of Eric's performance at the the College of Charleston's International Piano Series.